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    September 26, 2012
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you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. in the blink of an eye life can change a woman paralyzed from the neck down reconnected to the world. we will tell you how. >> table games and baltimore will have a casino. we will show outsigns the casino could be -- you the signs the casino could be coming to our city. >> we are told to buckle up because it's a bumpy ride but it is a fun one. o's lose but guess what, the yankees did too so we are still hanging onto hope. thanks for joining us. it's wednesday morning, i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson.
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they've celebration this morning down on light street at mccormick. so traffic could be backed up around there. rain could be a factor. >> >> reporter: rain is a factor. we are dealing with accidents everywhere. cecil and baltimore county and the city, howard county. nothing is off limits. so, it's a pretty hectic. she down. >> but if you complain about the rain lynette says we need it and we do because it turns out this is upsetting to you a bacon drought. >> what? >> >> bacon. >> there's. >> how can you drop that bomb on me like that. i. >> i am as shocked as you are. >> bacon sunday dais will go up in price -- sunday days are going up in -- sundaes are going up in price. >> we are drying out but it's done the damage. roads are wet and we have the accidents that lauren was talking about. but this is what it looks like on maryland's most powerful radar as of now. drying things out we do have
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another batch of showers though back off towards the north and west. that's going to be sliding in here as we go through the remainder of the morning. get another break behind that and we have more showers and storms as we head into the afternoon. so, be prepared for that. we are going to get a little break in the action throughout the day. but if you are going around sutlersville and barkley this is sliding off to the east. light showers in nature. we are looking at temperatures on the mild side this morning. we don't need the heavy coat. it's not chilly. the temperatures are well above average. we can see that right now in arnold coming in at 61. glen bernie at 62. more of the same in edgemere. the southwesterly wind will warm things up going into the afternoon. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the rain is leading to a very hectic commute. several accidents across the region and there's trouble up in cecil county in elkton. a crash is on 95 along the southbound lanes at route 279. you will want to stick with
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route 40 instead. and the problems persist in howard county. a new accident along the eastbound lanes of route 32 atcolumbia pike in anne arundel county. watch out for a crash in crofton along johns hopkins road at rydel road. traveling on the beltway, this is what it looks like on the northwest corner. and old court road. traffic is picking up on the outer loop making the drive towards interstate 706789 and using the beltway in overlea nothing to get in are way. it will be an easy ride up towards so sewn -- toeson but we have a -- towson but we have a crash on bel air road on a north avenue. that's look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. the future of gaming here in the state is up in the air right now. will you be able to play blackjack or with another casino be built in pg county but you can count on gambling in baltimore. sherrie johnson is here to show us the first signs of this happening. >> reporter: we are seeing a lot and understanding things
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clearer. the future of harrah's baltimore is getting clearer. a sign went up. the developers of the proposed slots casino are giving us the first look at plans for a highquality high dollar facility. the two-story building will have more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space. a steak house and buffet and food court. it plans to hire 1200 employees as well as attracting businesses from all over the country. harrah's baltimore is openly questioning the ballot legalizing table games and adding a 6th casino in prince george's county bringing in another 500 jobs. >> the other casinos. [audio not understandable] we would be responsible again to baled brand new facility and we want a keep the money in the state of maryland and don't provide the services and things that goes along with it. table games is part of it. >> reporter: construction
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starts next summer and is expected to open in 2014. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. mainors will head to the -- marylanders will head to the polts to vote on gambling. according to a new poll this morning, 45% of voters say they will vote for expanding gambling proposals. 46% say they are against it and 9% remain undecided. the plan allows a new casino in pg county and table games to thefive casinos. the familiar lave teen killed during a -- family of a teen killed during a scuffle with a off duty police officer is holding a fund-raiser and petition drive. witness say back in june the officer chased down christopher brown and pinned him to the ground. the 17-year-old died from asphyxiation and the officer charged with manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. tonight's event runs from 5 to 9. it is happening on liberty road at an i-hop. a former lacrosse player
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convict of killing yeardley's love intends to appeal the sentence. he was found guilty of second degree murder and grand larceny in the may 2010 death of his ex- girlfriend. no word on the ground for which he plans to file the appeal. tonight there will be a mosquito spraying in catonsville in an effort to fight west nile virus. most people show no symptoms with it and they might have mild flu-like systems. in some cases it's deadly. the department of agriculture says people in the area should stay inside during the spraying and it will take place after 7:30 tonight. as long as the weather is not too rany. >> not a good night at the yard last night. o's shut out by the blue jays 4- 0. as the season winds down the potential of a wild card game experts are warning about the chance of scams and you need to be aware. linda so is is here this morning with more on the o's fight for the playoffs and the ticket scams. you have a double duty here. >> reporter: yeah. you want to watch out.
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the o's will have a chance to redeem themselves tonight in the final game of the see series and fans and players are gearing up for friday when the o's take on red sox for the last home series of the regular season. now as the excitement builds for the potential of the post season so does the risk for scams. right now, the wild card game and all potentialal series games are sold out. security experts say watch out for the fake tickets. hoare he's red flags to look for. if the ink -- here's red flags to look for if the inch ink smudges or paper slits, chances are it's a fake. make sure there's no dates or times printed on the ticket because the post season schedule has not been finalized. >> when there he a great are demand for a sporting event, you will see an increase in potential scams and fraud. >> reporter: and for all youfans out there, another buckle up rally for the o's from noon to one at mccormick world of flavors on light street and thursday, from 2 to 3, in the afternoon, at the wal-
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mart in severn. the buckle up tale la-- team will give away game tickets and gear. linda so abc2 news. jamie costello and lauren cook not linda so they are showing off orioles pride in hopes you will pick them as a big fan. now they are both big fans but we want to know who has the better cheer. you can find the videos each at abc2news.com and vote for a which one you think is your favorite. five gurge laries -- burglaries in three weeks. >> we will tell you what neighbors and police are doing to keep the homes safe. >> driving with a squirrel is not safe. and neither is driving while drinking. combine the two and you might have a disaster. thank you. >> ask lynette who will talk about almanacs or you can go to
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the inner harbor a find out what our winter will be like. we have our own answer to punks tany phil, baltimore bill. sinus versus the scavenger. >> all right. so we are drying out right now. but don't put the umbrella away yet. i will tell you whether you will need it coming up. >> reporter: well, traffic is just starting to pick up here on the west side of the beltway at baltimore national pike. and we are dealing with accidents across the region. i will have the details coming up on good morning maryland. >> reporter: all right. as we go to break a. live look at new york city. sun not up yet but a beautiful skyline. let's go to that way for tech bites. >> reporter: in today's tech bites is blackberry poised for a comeback? research in motion announced facebook, twitter and linkedn and four square will be featured on the devices expected to launch next year. some new entries into the tablet wars and noble unveiled the nook hd starting
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at 269 dollars and one feature is video streaming. the days people store digital photos in a lot of different places. a new digital service called this life gathers all the photos in one place. the wall street journal gives it high marks. >> it does a nice job of laying out the images in a timeline. i could take any of the photos and share them with friends and using facebook or eml or put them on a tumbler blog. >> reporter: those are your tech bites. i am rob nelson.
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all right. so we got used to punxsatawney phil telling us what's happening in the spring. but don't tell a meteorologist to pay attention to him. >> now maryland crab predicting
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the weather. baltimore bill taking a walk off a crab plank at the inner harbor and predict if we are going to have warm fall or an early winter. now this event is sponsored by old bay and the maryland department of natural resources. he will take the plunge at 10:30. it's happening right near the light street pavilion. they have baltimore bill, we have lynette charles and you have your predictions. >> yeah. >> you want the crab to walk into a boiling pot so you can have crab legs. >> no but if you ask me what's happening with the weather i. believe it will take it to the right or should go to the right. >> yeah. yeah. because if he swims right winter will be cold. >> exactly. >> left it will be filed. >> -- mild. >> the models predict that so far. so we have the north atlantic oscillation looking in the negative phase that means we are dealing with colder temperatures. >> what? >> you are going to pay attention to the crab aren't you? >> the crab better pay attention to me because i am telling you what's going on. >> i like that.
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>> right now, it was we are dealing with. so opposite from what we are talking about the colder winters and temperatures and fall. because this morning we are quite mild. you don't need that jacket at all. replace the jacket with an umbrella this morning. it's 60 in owings mills and 62 in annapolis and 66 in easton. cambridge 66 degrees as well. and we see galena at 60. a far cry from what we are dealing with yesterday. and the day before yesterday. this is what it looks like on maryland's most powerful radar as of now. we have some showers and storms mainly to the north and west. if you are traveling to pittsburgh this morning, you are going to get in on solve the lightning action and heavy downpours. here closer to home, we are drying out and have a brief break from the action as of now. but we will have another round moving in as we go throughout the day. and it will be warm for today. that cold front slide through behind it we will get cooler. it's going to sag to the south. with that, we will have a chance for showers and storms
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each and every day up through the weekend. for this afternoon, we had a wet commute this morning. and we have a wet commute this afternoon as well. and then by thursday, still keeping a stray shower in the forecast. but this is the hour by hour as we head through lunchtime 77 degrees the high temperature today. right around 81. and then is what it looks like the bird forecast is what i call it. it's going to be wet and we will see if we can squeeze in the games. let's check the abc timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: we are dealing with rain across the region and it's leading to a very hectic commute. and we have accidents across the region trouble up in cecil county where the crash is in elkton on 95. one southbound lane will be shut down at route 279. you can stick with route 40 to get around the delays. and more problems in howard county we are dealing with a serious crash that shut down the eastbound lanes of route 32. this is going to be right between santa and old columbiaroad. east baltimore there's an accident right on bel air road that you want to watch out
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forat north avenue. and using the beltway this morning, as we check in and look live here in parkville, this is going to be a shot of 83 just north of 695 and you will notice traffic picking up here on the harrisburg expressway remaining clear overall as you head into the city. and here's a look at the beltway in parkville inner loop nice and clear from harford road to 95 and outer loop starting to pick up as you make the drive towards providence road. that's the abc2 timesaver traffic. now back to you. in this morning's health alert, important news for babies. the center for disease control is urging anyone born between 1945 and 1965 to get tested for hepatitis c which can cause serious liver damage. it can be treated if caught early. all it takes is a simple blood test. >> there are several medication that is can treat hepatitis c and prevent the progression to so rows ies. >> babe -- scrows ies.
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-- cirrhosis. >> hepatitis c can be spread through iv drug use or- protected sex or pierceings and tattoos and from mom to baby a it's important to be tested because it typically shows no symptoms at all. >> baltimore woman faces daily struggling to recover after being shot earlier this year. shawnice singletary is paralyzed from the neck down. christian schaeffer reports she has a tool to make thingseasier. >> reporter: it takes the slightest movement of the eyes. >> take medications. >> reporter: and she is reconnected with the world. the 8,000 dollar piece of equipment allows her to e-mail, text sur of the web and scieb and everything a person with the ability to -- scieb and everything with the ability to type can do. >> when she operates the computer and gets online on facebook and seeing friends you can see her face light up. >> reporter: to use the old
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computer she had to move her entire head which was exhausting because of of that shooting four months ago along northern parkway not far from her home which left her paralyzed from the neck down. >> it helps a lot. it helps me to be able to communicate with my family. >> reporter: and as you heard, now she is off the ventilator she had to use the last time we spoke with her, she can talk, too. >> i feel that i've -- my condition has really improved. i feel much better. >> reporter: but she has a long way to go. after hearing about her, the tobii ati company of massachusetts donated the computer hoping to let other people in similar situations know what might be available for them. >> we have to get the wordous that it's easy and not science fiction and can help them gain independence and previous life back. >> reporter: specialty hospital in washington which helped her get off the ventilator donated $8,000 to her and her family and she was presented with an award from the johns hopkins
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hospital for being an inspiration to others. she tries not to look back on the night that changed her life forever. >> i mean, i ask myself, why, who, why would they do this, who did it. i have moments like that, but, i just leave it alone. >> reporter: instead she looks forward to years and decades of rehabilitation but also years and decades with her children and grandchildren. >> i still have use of my -- "don't -- i don't have use of my legs but i am glad i am still alive. i am still here. >> reporter: she has been able to recover some movement in her shoulder and hand but her doctor says fine motor skills might never return. police say they have no suspects in her shooting. christian schaeffer abc2 news. >> inspiration. >> wonderful story. >> strong lady. stay with us this morning, you need tget somewhere dente want to drive. >> you can get in a car and
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drive there if you want but what about maybe having the car drive you? >> we want to know what you think. and get up early, start your cubical and sit there too long staring at the computer whatever it may be. if your job requires coffee, you are in good company my friends. we will be right back. anncr: more anti-maryland ads. from this west virginia casino. they want marylanders to keep coming to west virginia... casinos like theirs. spending one hundred seventy million a year. question seven will keep those dollars at home. with a limited expansion of gaming that wi mean... hundreds of millions for schools in the baltimore area... and across the state... according to the department of legislative services. and with independent audits required by law... question seven means millions for maryland schools.
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so i get claritin clear. this is all bayberry. bayberry pollen. very allergenic. non-drowsy claritin relieves my worst symptoms only claritin is proven to keep me as alert and focused as someone without allergies. live claritin clear. all right. do you need a cup of coffee to give you a jolt in the morning? if you do you are not alobe. a survey finds -- alone. a survey find people are more productive if they drink a cup of coffee. scientists and sales reps and marketing and public relations professionals and nurses. i say somewhere on the list are people who work the morning shift at a tvization. >> absolutely. >> we need the coffee. >> lauren joins us for caption this. >> reporter: yes, and today's caption this is special of little olivia crowson charley's brand new daughter. >> oh. >> how cute is she. >> who she look like you?
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>> i think she looks like your wife. >> oh. >> i heard charley saying he thinks she has his nose. >> okay. here's the thing about this kid. >> we are never going to get to the caption. >> what is the most pronounced feature on the child? >> everything. >> the nose. >> the nose. >> all right she got my nose. y -- everyone says she looks like me she doesn't look like me. >> they change so fast. >> so you will never know. >> she is gorgeous. >> she looks like her mom beautiful and hopfully she will have her disposition. >> i agree. >> we posted the picture and we have a ton of comments. pj says dad wouldy quit with the baby talk you are a reporter. raymond says daddy i know you love the ravens and the orioles but do you have to scream so loud. >> that's right. >> and malibu says i don't want to hear anything bad about the orioles game they are going to wint world series this is my -- win the world series and this is my first year of as a fan
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and cynthia says i can't take it. so keep the cappings coming and if you have a photo e-mail it atpix@wmar.com. >> that is how she sleeps every night. >> she say dorable. >> thank you. you can -- she is adorable. >> thank you. governor injury brown signed a bill allowing self- driving cars to be operated for testing purpose on public roads. all right. but a person must be in the driver's seat in case things go a bit askew. the governor says the law is meant to help engineers safely test and implement the technology what do you think? >> no way. property in san francisco can be expensive but people living there may have a cheaper option. they are talking about a proposed change to the building code allow construction of smaller apartments. under the plan new apartments can be as small as 2 20 square
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feet including a kitchen, a closet an -- and a bathroom. i want to know what a closet luges likes. >> if you lived in an apartment you went to college and just did one bedroom hit yeah. the living room of the one bedroom apartment is 220 square feet. >> that's toonie. >> that's absurbed. all right. what makes every pool party complete. >> music maybe? drinks possibly how about an alligator. >> more drinks. >> for a man, he will bring it to your house. details straight ahead. it's time to change the way we clean.
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. you're watching the station that works for you, now good morning maryland. >> lock up the doors in anne arundel county. a number of break ins what are police doing to help you protect your party. >> fans will chant his name after his performance on is you and they will wear the message closer to their heart. >> cheap gas? who doesn't want that. does it matter if it comes with a possibility of a political message. it's september 26th. good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan sprinkle -- pringle. as you head out, you should know an umbrella will come in handy. >> here's lynette with